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Welcome to Ecolocity!

We're a Transition Towns group based in the Metro DC area that wishes to support all efforts to build sustainable communities, but has a special focus on food issues.  We also run D.C.'s local currency, the Potomac.

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Urgent action is required of all of us

Rapid changes are taking place. Whether or not we accept peak oil, global warming, and climate change, increasing gas and food prices are an undeniable reality. Economic decline, financial meltdown, and the housing crisis have come together in a perfect storm that challenges us to make better choices. Responses range from survivalist homesteaders, earthship bioneers, and ecovillages to Transition towns and eco-cities. Ecolocity welcomes all of these approaches and hopes to weave them into a vision for the DC Metro area.
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Local Farming

As a kid, I picked strawberries at a farm with a strawberry patch.

This is a happy memory. But there is another type of strawberry patch. It is inside a building. Sounds like a greenhouse, but my idea is different.

To begin, the building is a multi-story windowless warehouse. Inside are rows of strawberries on growing racks stretching to the ceiling. With two foot high racks, there would…


Posted by Dennis Wilmeth on October 24, 2013 at 10:38am

Latest Activity

Patricia posted an event

Symphony of the Soil at Takoma Park, MD

February 19, 2014 from 7pm to 9:30pm
Takoma Horticultural ClubHistoric Takoma, Inc.FREESee More
Feb 19
Patricia posted an event

Rooting DC Forum, Free! at Wilson Senior High School, Tennlytown

March 1, 2014 from 9am to 4pm
Learn the Tricks of the Urban Gardening Trade at the 2014 Rooting DC Forum. It's free!Permaculture Maryland announces its participation in the 7th annual Rooting DC conference, a free, all-day gardening forum that provides education about urban food production and consumption to cultivate health and preserve the environment.Patricia Ceglia will be presenting a workshop on Permaculture Design, Site Analysis, twice, at 1:45 pm and 3:00pm.Joining Patricia will be a host of other panelists who,…See More
Feb 10
Bill Mulligan is now a member of EcolocityDC
Jan 16
Jennifer is now a member of EcolocityDC
Jan 2



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